Muirhead's confidence rising after third win at worlds

18 March 2013 / 16:56

Scottish skip Eve Muirhead believes her rink’s charge at the women's curling World Championships is gathering pace at just the right time after they recorded a third win with defeat of China in Riga.

Muirhead’s rink came from behind against winless Chinese skip Wang Bingyu to triumph 8-5 and move into joint second in the overall standings with three wins and one defeat so far.

Trailing 4-2, the contest turned on its head in the seventh end as Muirhead scored four and then succeeded with a draw for two in the ninth after Wang picked up a point in the eighth.

It ended 8-5 with Scotland now unbeaten in two after responding to a 11-2 loss to Sweden on Sunday afternoon with a 9-2 victory over Germany in the evening with Muirhead’s confidence rising.

“It was solid out there,” said Muirhead. “We had a good chance in the first end but she played a good shot. But giving up a one is not a disaster.

“It was a big decision in the seventh end. I tried not to think about it too much, I just put the brush down and played it. 

“It’s one of those shots. If you make it, you’ve got a good chance of winning the game, and if you don’t, you’ve got a good chance of losing.

“I said that if we could get a two up on the board at any point, it would put pressure on them, but to get a four was a bonus, a real turning point.

“We’re just missing a few key shots; it’s just little bits here and there. I’m happy, sitting on three and one and everything’s coming together nicely.

“We’ve got Japan next and that’s going to be another tough game. We need to come out with the same kind of fight.”

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